Issued (1230 UTC) 830pm PhT 110613
Tropical Depression 30W continues to weaken as it nears landfall in Vietnam. The storm center was last located approximately 320km east northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Maximum sustained winds are down to 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD 30W is moving westward at 25kph.
IR Image from FNMOC
Latest satellite image shows rainclouds have diminished a little bit as TD 30W nears landfall. The storm center will pass just south of Nha Trang, Vietnam in the next 2 to 3 hours. Rainfall will continue to affect much of Southern Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh. We're expecting 50 to 100mm of rainfall through the next 24 hours.
TD 30W should dissipate by tomorrow morning as it moves further inland. It will cross into Cambodia bringing unsettled weather in the region.
This will be our final update on Tropical Depression 30W. We'll have a full update on Super Typhoon Haiyan (Bagyong Yolanda) later tonight.